Work / Life Balance for Caregivers – Key to Successful Care and Life

Many family caregivers juggle a senior loved one’s needs, children, spouses and a job outside the home. Imagine the amount of juggling required every day to make everyone happy — probably everyone other than the caregiver, that is! Did you know that almost 25.5 million Americans who care for someone 50 and over are also working? In 2012 a … Read moreWork / Life Balance for Caregivers – Key to Successful Care and Life

Too Many Seniors Facing Poverty – What Family Caregivers Can Do

The population is aging, not just here in the United States but across the globe. We have all heard the statistics, that by 2050 one fifth of the US population will be 65 or older. Add to that the number of seniors 85 and older being the fastest growing population segment and the number of centenarians rising … Read moreToo Many Seniors Facing Poverty – What Family Caregivers Can Do

Caregiver to Caregiver Support – Get Help Then Give to Pay It Forward

Many caregivers find themselves in the role of their lifetime. They enjoy the sense of purpose and fulfillment that caring for a senior loved one gives them. Sometimes, however, we could all use a little help from our friends (or even strangers!). You may feel that your caregiving responsibilities can be more than you can … Read moreCaregiver to Caregiver Support – Get Help Then Give to Pay It Forward

Senior Loved One in the Hospital? How to Make It Easier on Them — and You

Hospitals aren’t on our list of favorite places to visit — and we really don’t want to have to go there as a patient. However… Most of us have had a loved one visit a hospital for either an elective operation or an emergency. Often times as our senior loved ones get older, they seem … Read moreSenior Loved One in the Hospital? How to Make It Easier on Them — and You

Emotions Common to Family Caregivers – You Are Not Alone in Feeling Them

Caregivers provide nurturing to their loved ones at a time when they are needed. No one asks us to stop everything and care for them. Caring for others comes from the kindness deep within us and we evolve into the role. Unless a catastrophic event occurs thrusting us into becoming a family caregiver, we often … Read moreEmotions Common to Family Caregivers – You Are Not Alone in Feeling Them

Giving Thanks for Family Caregivers

Family caregivers are special people whose contributions often go unrecognized but for whom we are most thankful. Giving of themselves to make better the lives of loved ones is often not easy, especially when challenged by Alzheimer’s Disease or other life-altering affliction. We want family caregivers to understand how special they and what they do … Read moreGiving Thanks for Family Caregivers

8 Ways to Brighten Lonely Holidays for Senior Loved Ones

The holidays give us a time to come together as families and share news and memories with distant loved ones we don’t get to see often enough. Sometimes, however, we can’t visit our senior loved ones as we would like and they have to spend holidays alone, or at least without family around. We have … Read more8 Ways to Brighten Lonely Holidays for Senior Loved Ones